Second Grade Cassatt Pastel Portraits

We’ve been studying Impressionism in second grade, and we have focused on the “mother-and-child” pastel portraits by American Impressionist Mary Cassatt.  We looked at her technique of using natural, relaxed poses and soft colors to capture the special bond between mothers and children.  Look for these pastel portraits to be coming home soon.

I am St. Aloysius School's art teacher for grades K-8. It is a joy to bring art instruction to our students.